National Catholic Reporter: Of particular concern to FFRF and other First Amendment advocacy organizations is “Pulpit Freedom Sunday,” a project of Alliance Defending Freedom, which focuses on freedom of religion issues. On Freedom Pulpit Sunday — which was last held in June 2013 with the participation of more than 1,100 churches — pastors are encouraged to advise their congregations on political matters, such as marriage and abortion rights, and even endorse or oppose candidates.
Tampa Bay Times: A nurse-midwife fresh out of school has filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against a chain of Tampa health centers, alleging she was refused a job because of her religious opposition to prescribing hormonal contraceptives, including abortion drugs. Her four attorneys work for the Alliance Defending Freedom, a conservative Christian legal group that opposes abortion.
WCVB: Backers say the law is needed to protect women and clinic staff from harassment. Opponents, including the conservative group Alliance Defending Freedom, say the zones violate their right to free speech. ADF, which brought the lawsuit, says the flexibility of zones doesn’t mean they’re constitutional.